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DALSA Announces New XR-4 Camera for Medical and Scientific X-Ray Applications

CHICAGO – RSNA 2006 – DALSA Corporation (TSX: DSA) today announced its latest life sciences imaging solution, the XR-4 scientific and medical X-Ray camera intended for use in the biomedical, specimen, mammography and computed tomography (CT scanning) fields. The XR-4 delivers superior image quality, offers a larger field of view, and high frame rates for CT applications. Automatic exposure control in the XR-4 minimizes patient dosage, and delivers increased resolution and sensitivity.

In applications such as mammography, digital radiography is a vital tool in early cancer cell detection. Digital radiographic techniques go beyond just detecting cancer cells. If a biopsy becomes necessary, digital radiography can help doctors to position biopsy needles properly through a process called stereotactic imaging. The camera can assist with specimen radiography to test tissue specimens.

DALSA Life Sciences imaging technology is incorporated into medical imaging equipment for clinical use and significantly increases the speed and accuracy of stereotactic biopsy needle positioning, spot imaging, CT, and specimen radiography. This in turn increases procedure accuracy, decreases patient risk, significantly reduces patient discomfort, and speeds the process.

The XR-4 digital X-Ray camera is an innovative 16 megapixel CCD camera for high resolution radiography applications. The camera has a very large field of view (150 x 150 mm) and can operate at 10 frames per second (4 x 4 binning mode) using proprietary DALSA technology.

The XR-4's high spatial resolution, low noise and high sensitivity provide better images than competing technologies. XR-4 is a reliable camera with consistent performance over time; its robustness and durability maximizes return on investment. With its standard Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) output interface and no requirement for a frame grabber, the XR-4 is easily integrated into radiography systems. The XR-4 comes in three different models; a 7.5 x 7.5 cm, 7.5 x 15 cm and a 15 x 15 cm field of view. The camera can also be customized to meet specific customer requirements, with minimum investment.

Visit the DALSA booth at RSNA 2006, the Radiological Society of North America's annual meeting, located at McCormick Place in Chicago, South Building - Hall A: Booth #5548.

About DALSA Life Sciences
DALSA life science products provide medical and scientific imaging equipment manufacturers, state-of-the-art image sensing, capture, and processing technology. DALSA Life Science products are backed by a field proven track record and an extensive install base; propelled by next generation R&D and delivered by a dedicated and highly trained team of image engineers. We offer value by focusing on leading edge design, build, and manufacturing processes specifically aimed at meeting the stringent requirements of the medical and scientific applications.

About DALSA Corporation
DALSA is an international high performance semiconductor and electronics company that designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital imaging products and solutions, in addition to providing semiconductor products and services. DALSA's core competencies are in specialized integrated circuit and electronics technology, software, and highly engineered semiconductor wafer processing. Products and services include image sensor components; electronic digital cameras; vision processors; image processing software; and semiconductor wafer foundry services for use in MEMS, high-voltage semiconductors, image sensors and mixed-signal CMOS chips. DALSA is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "DSA." The Company has its corporate offices in Waterloo, ON and over 1000 employees world-wide.

Media Contacts:

Kirk Petersen
Marketing Communications Director
Tel: +1-514-333-1301
e-mail: kirk.petersen@dalsa.com

Lisa Allocca
Red Javelin Communications, Inc.
Tel: +1-978-470-2227
e-mail: lisa@redjavelin.com

Published 2006-11-24

The XR-4 serves radiography applications such as spot mammography and CT with 16 megapixel resolution and a Gigabit Ethernet interface.

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